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Our community champions

We are indebted to our community supporters for the help they have given us over the years.

You can read more of the latest news from some of our community champions here.

If you are inspired to support us with your own fundraiser click here or email us.


Sunshine and snowdrops bring Pilgrims Hospices supporters to Swarling Manor

Posted on 21 February 2012

On Sunday 19th February Swarling Manor in Petham welcomed Pilgrims Hospices supporters to their Snowdrop Walk. The snowdrops were in full bloom and visitors were able to walk around the grounds of the stately home in glorious sunshine, unlike the weather two weeks ago! The event raised over £1400 for the charity.  After a stroll [...]

Godwin Curtis

Posted on 14 February 2012

Godwin Curtis is an anniversary sponsor of Pilgrims Hospices in its 30th Anniversary year in 2012.

Stan the Man’s Christmas Lights raise record breaking £3,600

Posted on 25 January 2012

Owner of Herne Bay’s greengrocery business, Down to Earth & local Canterbury resident, Stan Truelove has been a dedicated fundraiser for Pilgrims Hospices for over 7 years, turning his house into an illuminated Santa’s Grotto every year for the Christmas season. This year, he has raised an amazing £3,600. Stan’s house, in South Street, Canterbury featured over 50,000 christmas lights, plus lots of illuminated characters including snowmen and Father Christmas.

Hair-raising donation of £6200 to Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 23 January 2012

Long-established Canterbury hairdresser, Steven James had their best ever fundraising year for Pilgrims Hospices. Jim Flower and his sons, Steven and James who are the fifth generation to come in to the family firm, have been supporting the local charity for over 14 years. Their annual Christmas raffle is so well-known and anticipated by their clients, that they have requests for tickets as early as October. Prizes are all donated by clients in their Canterbury and Faversham salons and this year they were amazed to be presented with an iPad 2, a week’s accommodation in France, “something for the weekend” Range Rover hire and numerous other sought after prizes.

Canine fundraising is a winner

Posted on 19 December 2011

Eighteen dogs and their owners from the Capel Dog Training Club strolled along the Leas in Folkestone recently and raised an astounding £715. A number of breeds were represented including the giant Leonberger. Sarah and her husband, Dave, have their own lovely Leonberger, Elsa, who is a regular visitor to the Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury as [...]

Harry’s Coastal Runs Raises £2,000!

Posted on 19 December 2011

Harry Roberts, one of Canterbury’s promising young sports stars has completed a twenty mile run along the Kent coast, raising over £2,000 in funds for Pilgrims Hospices.  Harry, who is aged 15 and attends Kent College in Canterbury completed the run in memory of his grandfather, Tom Roberts, who received care from Pilgrims Hospices in [...]

Sophie’s Windermere Swim Raises £300

Posted on 16 December 2011

On 3rd September, Sophie Papougnot bravely took on the challenge of swimming Lake Windermere to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices after she was touched by the death of the mother of one of her young pupils. Sophie had been keen to complete the swim since she successfully swam the English Channel in 2003, and encouraged friends and family to sponsor her for the swim.

Community Supporters raise £1100

Posted on 16 December 2011

Doreen Woods, one of Pilgrims Hospices community supporters, has this year raised an amazing £1,100 through a variety of events held in aid of the London Road hospice.  Doreen, who is from Shepherdswell, near Dover, along with friends and family have taken part in fundraising activities which included Knit and Natter sessions, a spring jumble sale, [...]

Mama Feelgoods goes festive for Pilgrims

Posted on 7 December 2011

Maddie Allen from Mama Feelgoods Fine Food Store and Deli Cafe in Bekesbourne turned part of her fine food empire into a north pole grotto kitchen on Sunday 4th December to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices. Maddie was joined by a team of elves, led by Billie Loveland from Sweetie Darling Cupcakes. Billie, Maddie and the elves invited children [...]

Red Lion’s first birthday raises £4600 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 14 November 2011

Energetic proprietors, Rene and Harry, of the Red Lion Inn in Bridge chose Pilgrims Hospices as their charity beneficiary for the pub’s first anniversary celebration. Patrons were given an excuse to dress to impress and were treated to a sumptuous meal from locally-sourced produce and an auction with “unable to buy” prizes.



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